Friday, January 3, 2014

Took Them Off Their Feet

Drive around the City of Overland Park and you'll notice that many of the residential sub-divisions have a cool sign, a fountain, or some type of ornamental objects displayed at the entrance to distinguish their neighborhood from others.

One such subdivision, Rockwood Falls, had one that featured three full-sized bronze deer statutes, as well as over a dozen bronze maple leaf light covers. If you look at the pictures below, you'll see how beautiful they were but, sadly, now they're gone.


Someone---we're guessing scrappers---sawed them off at the feet and removed them from their scenic location. Now there's nothing left but hooves set in the cement (see the other pictures below).

Our guess is that they've already been melted down and sold for scrap metal (we'd sure love to hear the story the thief told about how he acquired them), but we're hoping for information to help us identify who stole the bronze deer and get a little restitution for the victims involved.

If you have any information on this case, please contact the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8767 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.